The Window Man Replacement Windows
703-978-9888
The Window Man Replacement Windows
703-978-9888

Window Material Comparison

 

Fiberglass Windows

Fiberglass Window Pros

  • Strength-Low Expansion Rate
  • Paintable
  • Good Thermal Performance
  • Low Maintenance

Fiberglass Window Cons

  • Cost

Vinyl Windows

 
Vinyl Window Pros
  • Low Maintenance
  • Low Cost
  • Good Thermal Protection
Vinyl Window Cons
  • Non-paintable
  • Strength
  • Expansion & Contraction

Clad Wood Windows

Clad Wood Window Pros
  • Low Exterior Maintenance
  • Color Choices
  • Interior paintable/stainable
  • The look and feel of real wood
  • Hardware Choices
Clad Wood Window Cons
  • Cost
  • Lack of exterior detail
  • Interior maintenance
  • Quality can vary

Wood Windows

Wood Window Pros
  • Exterior Architectural Detail
  • Color choices
  • Thermal Performance
Wood Window Cons
  • Exterior maintenance
  • High Cost for Quality

Composite Windows

Composite Window Pros
  • Combines diffferent strengths together
  • Color choices
  • Low Maintenance
Composite Window Cons
  • Cost
  • Limited number of manufacturers
  • Many kinds of composites
  • Durability may vary

Aluminum Windows

Aluminium Window Pros
  • Strength
  • Color choices
  • Low Maintenance
  • Durability
Aluminium Window Cons
  • Quality Varies
  • Low Thermal Performance
  • Thermal Barrier issues

Steel Windows

Steel Window Pros
  • Strength
  • Narrow sight lines
  • Color choices
  • Durability
Steel Window Cons
  • Feels cold
  • Commercial look
  • High cost

 

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